www.salgadoparkour.com


Date of birth:
1990.12.09
Hometown:
The Hague, Netherlands
Sponsors:
JUMP Freerun, Etre-Fort,
Hobbies:
Photography
Favourite athletes:
Too many, all my friends are my favorite athletes

BIO

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I am Pedro Salgado and I am 24 years old. I was born in Lisbon (Portugal) and I was always a kid passionate by movement and ways of expressing myself. I started to train Parkour when 16 years old with some friends in my hometown.

Later on I started traveling and meeting Parkour communities around Europe. Travel now is one of my passions. And besides that I love photography. I always try to get the best shots wherever I go.

When 23 years old I moved alone to the Netherlands to work full time with JUMP Freerun (www.Jumpfreerun.com) and this is where I’m based now. Teaching, making content and keep traveling as much as I can.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2011: 1st place at World Parcouring Championship – Speed contest
  • 2014: 1ºplace at KRAP Parkour challenge – Speed Competition

INTERVIEW 2015.05.19

What are you looking for to accomplish?

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Looking forward to see what’s going to be my next adventure!

What would be your greatest achievement?

See as much as I can of the world. This amazing planet that we live is full of surprises and wonderful adventures.

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What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

I don’t see anything as difficulties, I see an obstacle and I try to overcome it.

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

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Parkour is so much my personality, my way of looking at our world. Somehow always exploring the unknown, or in adventures. Makes me feel free. And this freedom is something physical as well. You can go wherever you want without any extra, just you and your body.

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In other way, I love to see other people being inspired, see the satisfaction on their faces while they progress, it makes me happy.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

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I started to train outside, in Portugal there are no specific places for Parkour. But now, since I moved to the Netherlands, I have worked with JUMP Freerun, the best Parkour organization in Europe. So I use the JUMP Academy to train when is raining or to try some new thing.

What do you do during your training, which is key to your success?

I guess it is a bit of faith. You must believe in yourself. You never know where your limits are. I try to explore them as much as I can, in a safe way. Another key is the determination. Nobody walked without fail first. And of course, moving with love. 

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What are you most nervous about when competing?

I am a calm person.

Who would you say is your biggest inspiration and why?

I think I had a lot of inspirations while I was kid. Some of them really close, like my father, that was a cliff diver and I used to watch him at the beach in Portugal.

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Another great inspiration was Jackie Chan, one of the greatest ‘movers’ of all times. In these days, I guess I can get inspiration from many things. Family is one of the strongest sources. 

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

My grandfather used to say: “practice that, one day you will be master”

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What are your future plans?

Keep moving, inspiring and traveling. Leave the best that I can give! 

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What are your tips for those who begin now?

Start from the beginning, Bruce Lee didn’t start as a master, all the steps are important. But never forget, have fun! 

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